A Spectacle of Corruption - David Liss Reviews
Description:Genre: Crime/Thriller / Author: David Liss ISBN: 9780375760891 / Publication Date: 2011 / Publisher: Ballantine Books
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David Liss A Spectacle Of Corruption
A rambunctious eighteenth century detective story.
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by - written on 30/11/11, updated on 30/11/11 (Very useful, 76 readings)
I chose this book in a recent swap from Read It Swap It because it's set around the same time period as 'Garrow's Law', the BBC TV series which I've been enjoying recently. I'd never heard of the author, David Liss before but when I checked on Amazon, his books seemed to consistently receive high ratings. When I further discovered that Mr Liss was an American, it was with some trepidation that I began to read. I've found previously with historical fiction of any kind that writers who can truly recreate the language and culture of a country other than their own are pretty thin on the ground and frequently their prose is scattered with glaring anachronisms which tend to Read the complete review
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